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Hi I'm McKayla

I'm a college student and work at a youth theater. I love music, Italy, and history. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college freshman studying history - a subject I have always dearly loved. I plan on moving to Italy in the near future to study the Renaissance. I work at a local youth theater teaching acting and singing fundamentals to kids and I love it. I feel so blessed to be able to work with and learn from them. I love anything music-related. I probably couldn't live without my piano. I love to play and also write music. My biggest goal is to be able to see the world. I love to see new places, meet different people, and learn from their perspectives and experiences. I'm thankful for the many opportunities I have had to do this, through working with my father. He is the host of a television show called The Story Trek, in which he travels all over the U.S. randomly, knocking on doors in neighborhoods and asking for anyone who would like to share their story. The premise is that everyone has a story worth telling, and in my participation in the production of the show, I've seen that to be true. It has been amazing for me to see the way God influences the lives of everyone I meet, whether they are LDS or not. It has truly strengthened my testimony of the gospel to see God's hand in all the places I've been and the lives of the people I've met. http://byutv.org/show/a5d5a631-d2b5-48e6-a0e9-069d50a5524b/the-story-trek

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon, so I grew up in the church. I've also lived in Utah my whole life, where the church is part of our culture. Still, I've always tried to develop my own testimony of this church and find out whether its teachings are true. As I've grown up, my understanding of and love of the gospel has grown into something that influences every aspect of my life. To me, being LDS is more than a religion – it’s a way of life. I believe the gospel makes me a better person. It has taught me the importance of charity and service and has helped me to realize that everyone is a child of God and has divine potential. Being a Mormon gives me a positive outlook on life, which I'm very grateful for. It helps me to see and focus on the good in the world and in others. I have felt the Savior’s spirit in so many different places and I know that He lives. I know that I am never alone because the Savior will always be there for me. I know that I can always go to Him for help and strength. When I place my trust in Him, things always seem to fall into place, even if it takes time. I know that the Lord always has blessings prepared for us, if we will keep his commandments, repent, and have faith in Him. This knowledge has helped me so much in my life. I know that the Savior shares both my sorrows and my joys, that He guides my life, that if I strive to be like Him I will be blessed, and that his influence is in everything.

How I live my faith

I am a music leader in my ward - I play the piano and conduct the music during church. I'm grateful for the chance I have to share my musical talents and use them in a church setting. I also try to always be the best example I can be. The best way I can show how much I love being Mormon and how happy it makes me is by living by its teachings. Doing this helps me to be the best person I can be, as well as helps me improve. I try to focus my thoughts on Christ so that I can have His spirit with me at all times. I also try to be conscious of others and their needs and do my best to serve them, as the Savior would. When I do this, I can feel His love for them and for me.